Art of Holistic Massage (AOHMassage) is ideal for the recent massage therapy graduate as it sets a foundation for a lifelong career and is a refreshing class to spice up your current practice using this original protocol.
Bodywork veteran Alvina Quatrano uses principles from Zero Balancing, Process Acupressure, Swedish, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Reiki, and movement in a complete hands-on weekend.
Prerequisite to this class is AOHM Foundation 1-3 or AOHMAssage.com Online Series Parts 1-6 AND A massage with Alvina or approved therapist sometime before class.
Location: Naples, FL The Class includes Review of the concepts covered in the online work:
”Interface Touch” of Zero Balancing, developed by Dr Fritz Smith (an Osteopath, Acupuncturist & Rolfer).
Chakra Tai Chi developed by Aminah Raheem, PhD. helps to develop practitioner body mechanics and care during and after massages given.
Several instructional meditations help to ground the information into the psyches of the students in a pleasant way.
Students learn about the organ meridians (multi-dimensional energy pathways) of the body through an “Meridian Massage” exercise which is beneficial to the practitioner to clear, strengthen, and organize the body’s energy.
Energy and Physical Anatomy aligned with Massage Techniques.
Five Element Concepts related to symptoms & food & life
Guest speakers bring a variety of self-help and occupational suggestions
This weekend is all hands-on practice, giving and receiving AOHMassage Meridian Massage
Subsequent Study Groups and Teacher Training Available
CEU: 21 CEU’s Cost: $350 May 31, 2019, 6-10 PM June 1-2, 2019 9-6
This is a study group for those who have completed Art of Holistic Massage (AOHMassage) unless a person has prior approval of the instructor.
This class may be repeated for credit ad infinitum as subject matter can change and may include cutting edge developments and new information including new protocols, Open Forum, Couples Massage, Headache Release Protocol, Women’s Health Protocol, Heart Opening (Forgiveness), Spa Field Trip, Detox, etc.
Format similar to class format with Opening Meditation, Review of Concept of “Interface” Touch, Q & A, Presentation of new material, and Practical Exchanges (giving and receiving work).
CE: 3 CE’s Cost: $75 Dates/Times: TBA
**This class is not currently being offered. Please check back at a future time for updates or email Alvina@AOHMassage.com to request this class.
This section will define Holistic Massage as it is used in Art of Holistic Massage (AOHMassage). You will be introduced to the elements that we use to create a plan for treatment in our office including forms to support your practice. We discuss who you are and what you bring to the table in becoming a Holistic Practitioner. You will be given several meditations to try and many other self-care ideas to support yourself in the lifestyle of a massage therapist.
Learning Objectives Part Two: What Is Holistic Massage?
The learner will identify the key concepts of The Five Elements from John Garvey’s Five Phases of Food in order to discern a client’s constitution and dilemma.
The learner will establish and deepen her rapport and partnership with clients, by developing a client intake style, and by offering clients Why Massage? and Preparing for a Massage handouts.
The learner will write entries in an Awareness Journal as part of self-care and practitioner sensory development.
The learner will identify the important qualities of Chakras and Chakra Tai Chi.
The learner will be able to practice Chakra Tai Chi while watching the instructional video.
The learner will bring some of the movements of Chakra Tai Chi to the massage table to achieve balance and grace while implementing massage.
The learner will practice the methods in the Self-Care Energy Massage Video.
The learner will refer to the Energy Massage Manual when practicing Self-Care Energy Massage.
The learner will be able to describe the meridian flows by practicing the Energy Massage.
The learner will trace her own meridians using the methods demonstrated in the Meridian Flow video.
The learner will develop a personal self- care educational plan after reviewing the options for self-care classes.
The learner will identify the main techniques and reasons to perform Indian Baby Massage.
The learner will be able to distinguish the realm of the Holistic Practitioner.
The Learner will be encouraged to develop qualities of a Holistic Practitioner by identifying his talents and the road to success.
The learner will experience coming from a non-doing place by using The Pyramid Meditation and elements of Chakra Tai Chi.
In this section you will learn about the qualities of energy and it’s existence and impact on our lives. Qi, Yin & Yang, Five Elements and their importance in the nature of things is discussed. You will be introduced to the Chakra Energy System and see illustrations of it as it relates to the body. You will learn about different aspects of each chakra, where it is and how it effects your development. You will practice Chakra Tai Chi (given the printed information as well as a few available videos) in order to achieve the balance and stance required for a smooth and graceful flowing movement during your massage practice. Some of the characteristics of Meridians will be discussed as they pertain to holistic massage. You will be encouraged to trace meridians on yourself and others developing your awareness of energy flows and qualities that make themselves known by therapist as well as client. You will be introduced to the Meridian Clock. You will learn some common terms used with regard to Chinese Medicine and Meridians that can be useful in your reading and practice.
Learner Objectives Part 3 Principles of Energy:
The learner will describe the movement and some qualities of Energy as demonstrated by The Energy Ball.
The learner will describe the most important qualities of Energy, Meridians & Chakras, and The Five Elements.
The learner will be able to practice and demonstrate Chakra Tai.
The learner will reflect on her experiences in an Awareness Journal after each Chakra Tai Chi or Meditation session, thus establishing an Awareness Journaling practice.
The learner will distinguish the differences between Yin and Yang characteristics of energy in nature and in the body.
The learner will identify meridians and their optimal times of operation on a Meridian Clock Form.
The learner will be able to describe Meridian Massage techniques for self-care.
The learner will be able to trace her meridians and make notes of meridian health in an Awareness Journal.
The learner will define Common Terms used in Chinese Medicine and Meridian Massage.